Category: News

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Sep2017
Education Week recently released a multi-part special report on schools and the future of work. The series covers a number of topics related to an ever-changing workforce in the 21st century, and suggests ways educators can prepare students for future careers – many of which don’t yet exist. Read More

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Sep2017
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to encourage investment in education and training for American workers by designating September 2017 as “National Workforce Development Month.” Read More

26

Sep2017
On September 25, President Trump signed a new Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education work to increase access to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, with a particular emphasis on computer science. Read More

25

Sep2017

Time for Immigration Reform

Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a crucial source of labor, and it is well past time for immigration reform. Read More

22

Sep2017
Congressional Democrats recently unveiled a bill aimed at making child care more accessible, the Child Care for Working Families Act. Read More

20

Sep2017
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017 for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in all 39 counties declared in Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. This deadline extension will allow affected individuals, who may be eligible but have not yet ... Read More

20

Sep2017
As of today, the TWC reports that it has received 136,000 claims and paid out $9.4 million in assistance. In order to handle the influx, the deadline for applying has been extended to October 31, for all 39 counties in Texas' disaster zone. Read More

18

Sep2017
To assist employers in developing a nationally recognized Registered Apprenticeship program, the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) ApprenticeshipTexas will engage local employers and industry partners in developing new programs and expanding on current Registered Apprenticeship training programs for new occupations and underrepresented populations. Read More

15

Sep2017
The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in July. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.5 percent, which was more than double the annual ... Read More

12

Sep2017
Last week, Congress approved a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to provide temporary funding for the federal government through December 8. Read More

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